Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities prevented a meeting of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Executive Council in Srinagar, today.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the meeting convened by the Hurriyat Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, at his Hyderpora residence was to discuss several important issues. However, he said, Indian police sealed all roads leading to the residence of Syed Ali Gilani. »

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New Delhi, February 24 (KMS): The world human rights watchdog Amnesty International has deplored that the victims of Kunanposhpora mass rape in occupied Kashmir are still awaiting justice even after the passing of 27 years to the gory incident.

Indian troops had gang-raped around a hundred women on the night of 23rd February in 1991 during a siege and search operation in Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara district.

Programmes Director at Amnesty International India-chapter, Asmita Basu, in a statement issued in New Delhi said, for 27 years, lack of accountability for the crimes committed in Kunanposhpora has been a festering injustice, and a chilling example of the impunity that surrounds human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. She said that the authorities must ensure a thorough, impartial and effective investigation into the incident and all suspects, including those with command responsibility, must be prosecuted in a civilian court. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has described the continued border tension between Pakistan and India as dangerous for the peace of entire region.

The Hurriyat forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that thousands of people residing in villages close to the Line of Control (LoC) have been compelled to vacate their houses and move to some safer places. He said that it was a fact that the Kashmir dispute was the main factor for the Pakistan-India tension and plight of the Kashmiris. He said that durable peace in the region was impossible without settlement of the dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has condemned the puppet regime for placing its Chairman, under continued house arrest and preventing him from performing his religious obligations.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Syed Ali Gilani could not attend the Friday congregational prayers due to his continued illegal house arrest. The APHC Chairman and other resistance leaders are barred from performing religious obligations which is interference in religious matters and clear violation of UN Charter, he said. »

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Brussels, February 24 (KMS): Kashmir Council European Union (KCEU) has launched a two-week campaign to draw attention of the world towards the mass rape perpetrated by Indian troops in Kunanposhpora area of occupied Kashmir 27 years ago.

The personnel of 4 Rajputana Rifles of Indian Army had raped around a hundred women during a siege and search operation in Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara district on the night of February 23, 1991. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Support Group for Kunanposhpora mass rape victims has filed a petition in the Human Rights Commission of the territory, asking the puppet authorities to provide status reports on the progress of 143 officially recorded complaints of sexual crimes.

In the petition, a list of 143 cases of sexual crimes, from 1989 to 2017, was provided. The petitioner has asked the puppet regime to disclose and develop guidelines on investigations, medical investigations, legal counsel and reparations for survivors of sexual violence. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people staged forceful demonstrations in Hajin town of Bandipora district, today, after Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation (CASO).

The troops cordoned off Shakoordin and Bonmohala mohallas of the town in the wee hours today and started searches. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): A Kashmiri student pursuing MBBS at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Orissa has been missing since February 9.

Aijaz Ahmed Kataria, father of Suhail Aijaz, who was pursuing MBBS since 2016 at AIIMS in Orissa in a media interview said that his son called him on February 6, asking for depositing money in his account.

“I deposited money in his account next day,” Aijaz Ahmed, a resident of Marsari Chowkibal area of Kupwara, said. “Since then there is no contact with him. We waited till February 20, thinking that he might call and as he might be busy with studies,” he said. »

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Brussels, February 24 (KMS): The Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate the Indian Journalist Union (IJU) in condemning the extended detention of Kashmiri photojournalist, Kamran Yousuf, by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The IFJ has demanded immediate release of Kamran Yousuf and dropping of all charges against him.

The arrest of Kamran Yousuf has been widely condemned including by the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG), the Kashmir Young Journalists Association (KYJA) and the IFJ. »

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27 years on; mass rape victims still await justice

New Delhi, February 24 (KMS): Amnesty International has said that the victims of Kunanposhpora mass rape in occupied Kashmir are still awaiting justice even after the passing of 27 years to the gory incident.

Indian troops had gang-raped around a hundred women on the night of 23rd February in 1991 during a siege and search operation in Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara district.

On the completion of 27 years to the Kunanposhpora tragedy, Programmes Director at Amnesty International India-chapter, Asmita Basu, in a statement issued in New Delhi said, for 27 years, lack of accountability for the crimes committed in Kunanposhpora has been a festering injustice, and a chilling example of the impunity that surrounds human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. »

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